One of us, 2012
One of us, 2012. 42 framed hexachrome photographic prints. 45 x 35cm each.
One of us connotes assimilation, or individuality amidst the crowd. It involved about 150 participants during a three-month residency at the Museum of the Riverina, titled Identify, Identity, Identikit (2012). In this residency the public of the Riverina were invited to donate a part of their face in a 5-10 minute sitting, offering up their eyebrows, eyes, nose or lips to be drawn. From this identikit, 42 facial composites were made, which became the basis from which a photograph of the artist's face was altered to take on the character, emotions, and physicality of different individuals from the Riverina community. Some of the resulting faces look awkward, unbalanced and alien whilst others appear contemplative, real and at times beautiful. As a series they demonstrate how the individual self can be stretched beyond its comfortable limits into the collective or social self.
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Die Sektions, E3 art space, Wagga Wagga NSW. September 2012
Face Value, Annabel Wallace Gallery, Murringo NSW. August 2012